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Earth Science Educator Program

Sunday, 7 June Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Join the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s (AAPG) Earth Science Educator Program that will be taking place at the Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston. The program is developed for middle-school, high-school, and community college faculty to bring advanced technology, new geologic discoveries, and career pathways for students into the classroom. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for actively employed middle- and high-school teachers, and community college faculty teaching Earth Science, or subjects related to or involving Earth Science. Science Coordinators and Directors, and students enrolled in pre-service programs for middle- and high-school science, technology, engineering, and math, who are interested in Earth Science teaching, also are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, June 6

Attend Professional Field Trips
Spend a day in the field with geoscientists investigating coastal geology, or visit NASA to learn about the history of US space exploration and astrogeology.

Monday, June 8

Attend Convention Presentations, Explore Exhibits, Join the Convention Luncheon
View posters and attend technical presentations to learn more about cutting-edge industry topics. Explore the exhibit hall and discover the latest in petroleum industry information and technology. Interact with representatives from industry, organizations, and universities during the All-Convention Luncheon.

Tuesday, June 9

Morning: Attend the Offshore Technology Conference Energy Challenge Student Poster Session
Each OTC Energy Challenge team spends the spring semester working to solve a real-world energy challenge. For the first time the 18 teams competing in the Energy Challenge are presenting their ideas and innovations to ACE. Learn how this year’s teams approached their tasks – and how your class can participate in future challenges.

Afternoon: Participate in the Earth Science Educator Symposium
Join colleagues for an afternoon of interactive sessions exploring emerging fields, advances in technology, and careers. Lunch will be provided. Sessions include:

  • Careers: A Path for Students to the Geosciences Paycheck
  • The Unconventional Revolution & US Energy Independence
  • Energy Trends in the 21st Century
  • Why are most of the Worlds Supercomputers in Houston?: Welcome To Seismic Data!

Questions? Contact

Participants will receive Gifted and Talented and Professional Development credit hours from The Harris County Department of Education


Earth Science Educator Program
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000